THE SLAVONIC-SLOVAK PATRIOT JAN KOLLAR (Slovansko-slovensky vlastenec Jan Kollar)
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Kollar's idea of the ethnic and linguistic unity of Slavs was affected by his schematic concept and subjectivism. His idea of a common standard language for Slovaks and Czechs was based on the principles of the Slavonic literary reciprocity. Kollar's postulate of the common literary language for Slovaks and Czechs did not, however, lead to a statement of ethnic fusion between Slovaks and Czechs. Jan Kollar himself was an ardent Slovak patriot and defender of Slovaks against the increasing pressure of Magyarization (Hungarization).
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